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The Best Snowshoeing in Oregon

Looking for the best snowshoeing in Oregon? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oregon. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top snowshoeing spots in and near Oregon

  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb the Mt. Hood Summit

    4.8
    7 mi / 5239 ft gain
    Starting at 6,000 ft of elevation at Timberline Lodge, start your climb up the south side of Mt. Hood. If you head out at noon, in 6 hours you can make it about an hour past the last ski lift, called Palmer, where you can set up camp for the night. You may need to dig out a flat spot for your ten...
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  • Deschutes County, Oregon

    Summit Black Crater

    5.0
    8 mi / 2211 ft gain
    The Black Crater Trailhead parking lot is accessed off the McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242). The trailhead starting elevation is 5,040ft. (using the iPhone app "Topo Maps". Great app) with a 3.8 Mile hike one way to the Black Crater Summit at 7,251ft of elevation. Some parts of the trail are steep and g...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Snowshoe to the Tilly Jane A-Frame

    5.0
    2.7 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Built in the 1930's, the Tilly Jane A-Frame sits on the North side of Mount Hood at around 6,000ft. The cabin is very popular during winter months as it is located only 1,000ft below the tree line and offers beautiful snowshoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding opportunities, yet is also a popul...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Snowshoe to Tamanawas Falls

    4.5
    3.6 mi / 590 ft gain
    Starting at the Sherwood Trailhead, follow the sign towards Tamanwas Falls. You will walk through the woods towards the river, and cross it on the log bridge. After crossing the creek, you will begin to head uphill. Keep going this way through the woods for nearly 2 miles, and you will reach the ...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Camp at Big Lake

    The crystal clear waters of Big Lake sit at an elevation of 4,600 ft. in the Willamette National Forest, on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range. The Big Lake Campground (N 44 22.439 W 121 53.599) lies on the western shore of Big Lake, at the top of the Santiam Pass near Hoodoo Ski Re...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Snowshoe to Umbrella Falls

    0.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    Just 66 miles east of Portland, and 35 miles south of Hood River the infamous Mt Hood breaks through the clouds for all to see. The highest peak of Oregon is the ultimate explorer's paradise offering something for every season... and in this case we mean snow shoeing and hiking!!Our trek begins ...
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  • Ashland, Oregon

    Hike and Climb Pilot Rock

    8 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Pilot Rock is one of the most prominent features in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and is visible from over 40 miles away in the Shasta Valley of northern California and the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.Similar to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, though much smaller in stature, Pilot Rock is ...
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  • Idanha, Oregon

    Hike Grizzly Peak

    4.5
    10 mi
    After leaving your car at the Pamelia Lake trailhead, hike 2.3 miles along the trail following Pamelia Creek. The Grizzly Peak trailhead will be on the right just before the lake, which you should check out before or after your hike up to Grizzly Peak—there are several campsites around the lake t...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Backpack the Mark. O Hatfield Wilderness Via Eagle Creek

    1.0
    26 mi / 2300 ft gain
    This is a somewhat incomplete report because we did not venture too far into the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness. The sky had been threatening us with rain for the duration of our hike along Eagle Creek and we did not want to push our luck too far since we were hoping for an early start on our drive ...
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  • Cascade Locks, Oregon

    Hike to Upper McCord Creek Falls

    4.7
    2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
    Starting at the John B Yeon Trailhead parking lot, begin to walk into the forest. After a little more than a quarter mile, you will see a fork in the road, with one way leading to Elowah Falls, and the other way leading to Upper McCord Creek Falls. Take the trail leading to Upper McCord Creek. Th...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Climb to Mt. Hood's Illumination Rock

    5.0
    6 mi / 3600 ft gain
    The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of beautiful, technical and fun Alpine ascents.  For those looking to feel the rush of mountaineering but not wanting to push for a summit attempt, Illumination Rock on the southwest ridge of Mt Hood, offers a beautiful way to spend an afternoon or potential...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Snowshoe Mt. Hood's White River

    5.0
    4 mi / 800 ft gain
    The White River West Sno-Park is a hub of winter activities at Mt. Hood. At 4200', this area is easily accessed directly off of Route 35. The large parking lot fills up quickly on snowy weekends so arrive early to get a spot and make sure that you have an Oregon Sno-Park Permit*.The White River r...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski to Trillium Lake

    5.0
    3.6 mi
    Starting at the parking lot for Trillium Lake located right off of Highway 26, go past the locked gate and begin walking downhill. After about a mile, you will see a fork in the road. Either way will eventually take you to the lake, but going left will be much quicker and take you to the best spo...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Snowshoe to Todd Lake

    2.8
    6 mi
    It’s so peaceful to be out snowshoeing through the Cascade Mountains. There are views of Mt. Bachelor, the South Sister and Broken Top on a clear day. Also, feeding the birds at the end is really fun!The trail is a little over 6 miles round trip (it's a loop if you go around the lake at the end) ...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Snowshoe or XC Ski to Tumalo Falls

    3.5
    5 mi / 500 ft gain
    If you are looking to Hike to Tumalo Falls in any season other than winter, click here!In the summer, Tumalo Falls can be a great destination to drive up and hang out due to the fact that you can park near the base of the falls. Because of this, it can get quite crowded! However, in the winter, t...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Snowshoe or XC Ski to Watchman Overlook

    5.0
    8 mi / 500 ft gain
    Starting at the Rim Village parking area, this snowshoe/cross-country ski trip (whichever you choose) heads out on snow-covered West Rim Drive, bound for the saddle between Hillman Peak and The Watchman, overlooking Wizard Island. The path is not terribly steep (this is, after all, a drivable roa...
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